Another lawsuit over DMAA. The compound is 1,3-dimethylamylamine, also known as DMAA, is "illegal and dangerous," court filings said. in another case The lawsuit also claimed that "experts in the industry have become concerned that this potent stimulant drug will lead to serious health issues and even death."
The suit was filed by Lynette Bates, who
last summer bought a pre-exercise drink powder called C4 Extreme, which
promises "explosive workouts."
Bates sued retailer GNC and Cellucor Sports Nutrition, which
manufactures, distributes and markets the supplement, for "making false
and unsubstantiated representations concerning the efficacy, safety and
legality of C4 Extreme," among other claims. Cellucor's parent company,
Woodbolt International, is also named in the suit.
C4 Extreme is no longer manufactured with DMAA. But the substance can
still be found in a variety of dietary supplements aimed at boosting
physical performance or weight loss, such as Jack3d (pronounced
"jacked") and OxyELITE Pro, which are sold online and at retail stores.
Advertised as "legal cocaine" on some websites, the powder is also
sold in packets or pill form. Medical experts say there are potential
health risks from consuming DMAA.